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3 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Darfur

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says gunmen have killed three U.N. peacekeepers at a refugee camp in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. The U.N. Mission in Darfur says two soldiers and a police advisor died in the attack, which occurred Monday about 10 kilometers south of El Fasher in North Darfur. It says another six peacekeepers were injured […]

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UN Names New Peacekeeping Chief

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has named a new chief of its peacekeeping operations. Veteran French diplomat Herve Ladsous was appointed Friday to take on the high-profile job. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said in a statement the former ambassador brings”acute political judgement” and “a profound understanding” of the challenges facing the U.N. Ladsous will be in charge […]

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